My Challenges Are Tailored Perfectly For Me

There is always a “but” in this imperfect world. —Helen Keller

By: Hazelden Meditation Series

Often there is not a day that goes by without some tragic or upsetting news story. An act of terrorism, a natural disaster, or a school shooting can dominate the air waves and make it seem as if all there is in the world are tragedy, loss, and immeasurable sorrow. At those times when the world seems to be crashing down around you, you may be tempted to look at your own situation from a different perspective.

You may consider, for instance, how minor your challenges are compared to everything else that is going on. So you might tell yourself, “Okay, I think I have a problem with so-and-so, But maybe my problem isn’t so bad after all.” Or you may think.

Maintaining a positive attitude can be an extremely difficult task. But you make it more difficult whenever you spend more time trying to find excuses than doing what it is you need to do in your growth. While it is true that sometimes there is too much tragedy and negative news, such things should not be taken as reasons for you to take a break from your growth.

Today I will not excuse myself from my personal growth.

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